Amid the grim job numbers from the Labor Department Friday, Wall Street managed to come out of the week ahead. The Dow is up nearly 2 percent and the NASDAQ rose 1.5 percent. Also, BP is waiting for cement to…
In other news Thursday, Senate Democrats passed a $26 billion aid package for state and local governments, supermodel Naomi Campbell testified at the war crimes trial of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor, and several U.S. citizens were charged for supporting…
Wall Street had a strong showing on Thursday, but the positive news was tempered by other economic readings showing declining home sales and rising claims for unemployment benefits. Jim Lehrer speaks with Greg Ip of The Economist for more.
In other news, a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured 80 others at a police crime lab in Baghdad, and a separate suicide attack at an American base in Afghanistan wounded 14 people.
In other news, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that the Senate health care bill is unlikely to succeed in the House unless significantly altered, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Internet companies to resist censorship worldwide.
In other news, the nation's intelligence chief admitted to making mistakes that led to the attempted bombing of a flight on Christmas Day, and a suspect in Tuesday's mass Virginia shootings turned himself in Wednesday.
In other news, President Obama and union leaders reached an agreement on taxing high-cost health care plans, and a suicide bomber killed 20 people in Afghanistan.
In other news, four American troops were killed in Afghanistan Wednesday, raising the U.S. death toll to 14 for the month; and, the Supreme Court weighed whether to give anti-trust protection to the National Football League.
In other news, a major earthquake and aftershocks struck Haiti, and a bombing in Iran killed a nuclear physics professor who had been a supporter of the political opposition.
In other news, at least 8 Americans were killed by a suicide bombing in Afghanistan Wednesday, and hardline government supporters protested in Iran.
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